New Delhi, Apr 7: Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar on Saturday hailed the Jodhpur court’s decision of granting bail to Bollywood actor Salman Khan and tweeted that one day he wishes to see Kashmir free. However, he later deleted the tweet posted through his official Twitter handle.
“Finally Salman gets a relief from honourable court I wish 1 day in my life time i get a news of Kashmir Palestine Yemen Afghanistan & all the troubled area of the world are free bcoz my heart bleeds for humanity & loss of innocent life ..” he tweeted.
The speedster also stressed on the need for both India and Pakistan governments to talk and resolve the Kashmir issue. He also asked till when will the people on both sides live in bloodshed. His statements come a few days after Shahid Afridi was roundly slammed for his controversial comments on Kashmir.
“Both the governments need to talk about the issue, till when will we live in bloodshed? Do we want our children to live in such a situation? It has been 70 years, lives are being lost on both sides,” he was quoted as saying to news agency ANI.
Akhtar also asked the youth of India and Pakistan to stand up and question the authorities as to why no solution has been achieved to the issue. “Both side of youth need to stand up for India & Pak relationship & ask authorities a right & difficult questions that why we haven’t even able to sort out our pending issues for last 70 years I ask you are you ready to live another 70 year of your lives with this hatred,” he tweeted.
Earlier this week, a day after security forces in Kashmir killed 12 terrorists in separate encounters, Shahid Afridi had tweeted about the “appalling and worrisome situation” in the Kashmir Valley while urging the UN to intervene in the matter.
“Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self determination and independence. Wonder where is the UN and other international bodies and why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed,” he said in a tweet.
At least 12 terrorists and three soldiers were among 20 people killed in three separate encounters that broke out in the Kashmir Valley recently. As many as 25 others were injured in the encounters.